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Student Housing Brooklyn

Book your student housing Brooklyn easily with Casita. There are many student-friendly neighbourhoods with plenty of student housing options to choose from. Our student housing options include single rooms, shared rooms, flats, studios, en-suites, and more. Casita’s student homes have all the amenities you need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, secure bike storage, an on-site gym, a games area, and many more. Also, they are very well located across the city because they are mere minutes away from the city centre. Simply contact our accommodation experts team, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About Brooklyn

In 1645, a town was created near the current borough hall, which was named Breuckelen after a Dutch village in the Netherlands. For more than a century, the spelling was debated until being agreed on "Brooklyn." Some people believe that Brooklyn is a mixture of the names Brook and Brooke, which are both derived from an English surname meaning "one who lives in a breezy spot" and the suffix -lyn, which is an element in other popular contemporary names.

Suburbs in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing Brooklyn in a variety of different areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. Below are some of the most prominent areas to live in Brooklyn, New York. 

Downtown Brooklyn

This is the best suburb in Brooklyn for students to book their student accommodation. This is mainly because it is home to some of the city’s top universities, including New York University and Long Island University, making the commute to campus an easy and seamless experience. This neighbourhood is also surrounded by accessible transportation, including subway stations and buses. Also, you do not have to travel far to get your groceries or grab a bite to eat.


Conveniently located between both Bed Stuy and Williamsburg, Bushwick is a famous Brooklyn suburb where you can book your student accommodation. This is a historically working-class neighbourhood making living there affordable and accessible for anyone looking for a quiet place to live that is also close to the centre of the city. This stunning cosy apartment is offered by Casita in the area. 


This neighbourhood is famous in the hip-hop community with its stature as the birthplace of rap legends The Notorious BIG and Jay Z. This is a historically black neighbourhood in Brooklyn. As one of Brooklyn’s most famous suburbs, it is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and student-friendly hangouts. This stylish vibrant apartment with a gym is one of the Casita properties in the area. 

Brooklyn Heights

This tree-lined neighbourhood is a calm and quiet place to live in a bustling city like Brooklyn. Brooklyn Heights is home to historic mansions, spacious parks, and numerous elite educational institutions, making this suburb one of the best places in Brooklyn for people to live. Additionally,  the quaint streets, easy commute, and historic buildings make this suburb one of the most sought-after Brooklyn neighbourhoods.


This is one of the coolest and most hip neighbourhoods in Brooklyn. Situated on the east river, this has one of the city’s best food scenes, making it a desirable neighbourhood for foodies. In Williamsburg, you will have access to some of the best student accommodation options available as well as a variety of young and hip spots to hang out, including bars, pubs, stores, and so much more.

Cobble Hill

This neighbourhood is the perfect mixture between quiet and busy. Being a quiet place to live itself, Cobble Hill is also located in close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Downtown Brooklyn. Living in Cobble Hill, you will be close to your university of choice, have access to affordable housing, and be near accessible transportation. 

Cost of Living in Brooklyn

The estimated monthly cost of living in Brooklyn is around $1,219. This amount includes basic necessities such as food, groceries, entertainment, and transportation, but excludes rent and utilities. Worry not, though, you can get a good deal on rent in Brooklyn using Casita’s unique and free-of-charge services! 

Transportation in Brooklyn

Walking is arguably the best way to get around Brooklyn. If you can not walk to your destination, then the next best thing is taking the subway. The city’s rail system is run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and is known as MTA New York City Transit. It’s inexpensive and environmentally friendly, and it operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

You can also take the bus in Brooklyn or their famous cabs that get you from one place to another with ease and convenience. There’s also a tram in Brooklyn as well as a ferry service. Biking or cycling through the city is yet another eco-friendly option you should consider. 

Life in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a place where fun takes place and everyone gathers around in lots of events around the year to take advantage of that fun. Choosing a student accommodation in Brooklyn will allow you to join these people and take advantage of that fun every month of your student journey. Enjoy Brooklyn’s yearly festivals, including Fifth Avenue Fair, Afropunk Festival,  Mermaid Parade, Feast of San Gennaro, and Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint, and get rid of any boredom throughout your new studying adventure. 

Attractions in Brooklyn

There are plenty of fun things to do in Brooklyn and many great places to see. The city has a rich history, cultural heritage, and a thriving art and entertainment scene. There is always something to do or see in the city of Brooklyn. Attractions in Brooklyn fit a variety of different people with varying interests. 

Here are some of the city’s top attractions that you should check out during your stay in Brooklyn!

1. Brooklyn Bridge 

Cross the Brooklyn Bridge, an iconic New York City landmark that connects Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn Heights, by car, bike, or stroll. From various vantage points on the pedestrian promenade, admire the towering buildings made of limestone, granite, and cement, as well as the amazing views of the world-famous cityscape.

2. Brooklyn Museum 

In a 560,000-square-foot facility, the Brooklyn Museum displays approximately 1.5 million works of art. It is the city's third-largest museum. The museum has offered a First Saturday program for over 21 years, offering free activities for visitors every month. Art lessons, music, and dance performances, art workshops, gallery talks, as well as musical concerts and film screenings are all part of the schedule.

3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 

Wander around 52 acres of well-kept gardens at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which is located close to Prospect Park. The Cherry Esplanade, Fragrance Garden, Herb Garden, Magnolia Plaza, Cranford Rose Garden, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Shakespeare Garden, and the new Woodland Garden are just a few of the tranquil gardens you'll encounter.

4. Coney Island

Coney Island is a renowned summer attraction on Brooklyn's southern tip. Totonno's and Nathan's Famous are well-known for their carnival attractions and delicious food. Of course, don't forget to make use of the beach. 

Universities in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is home to some of the top-ranked universities and renowned learning institutions in the country. Casita offers a range of options for student housing Brooklyn near these universities, check them out!

New York University Brooklyn

  • Casita has three student accommodation options close to this university.

  • The nearby transit stations include Borough Hall Subway Station and Adams St/Johnson St Bus Stop.

  • Nearby attractions include the New York Transit Museum and the Statue of Liberty.

Long Island University Brooklyn

  • Casita has multiple options for student housing in Brooklyn close to this university.

  • The nearby transit stations include Hoyt St Subway Station and Fulton St/Bond St Bus Stop.

  • Nearby attractions include the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn Museum.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Brooklyn, Casita offers student accommodation in these cities in the USA: Chicago, Berkeley, Columbia, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Sacramento, and New Haven.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.


When should I start looking for Brooklyn student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Brooklyn early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in Brooklyn?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Brooklyn student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Brooklyn?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Brooklyn starts from around $1,000 and can go up to $2,550 for bigger houses or properties. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.


How do I pay for my student room in Brooklyn?

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Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my Brooklyn student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a USA guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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